Going, going, gone -- word is Chris Farnum
, the revered sommelier for Denver Group (Adega, Mirepoix, Table 6) might be hanging up his tasting glasses. It'll be interesting to see the shakeout at Adega and Mirepoix -- both of which place huge emphasis on their wine programs. At Mirepoix over the weekend, there wasn't a sommelier to be found at lunchtime and the staff was reaching to find a good wine pairing.
Cheers to Oblio's Pizzeria for getting their hands on a full liquor license (they've always served beer and wine). This is the first time in more than 100 years that the Park Hill neighborhood
has smoothed the way for a tavern liquor license. Oblio's is so excited they've extended weekend hours, and will open at 4 p.m. on Fridays. Check out the new bar (top-shelf liquor only), new booths, and don't miss the watermelon martini ($7.50) garnished with fresh melon balls. 6115 E. 22nd Ave., 303-321-1511.
Open, open, open... Sean Kelly's
Something Else -- which has been closed for much-needed expansion -- is finally out of the construction phase and in the midst of inspections. Kelly has high hopes that the restaurant will open within the week. 1313 E. Sixth Ave., 303-831-1992.
The weather was spring-like this weekend and Highland's Garden Café is determined to forget it's February -- still the domain of Old Man Winter -- by opening the patio for lunch and brunch. The peach crepes and mimosas are still divine al fresco; just bring a sweater in case you get a case of the brrrrrs. 3927 W. 32nd Ave., 303-458-5920, www.highlandsgardencafe.com
We knew they were good, but... No. 48 on our list of 101 Things to Do in Denver (see our Feb/March 2005
issue for more) is "Get buff" -- as in chow down on a buffalo burger
. But did you know The Fort serves more buff steaks then any other independently owned restaurant in the U.S.? 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, 303-697-4771.
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